by means of: Jesse Ullmann
CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Vice President Kamala Harris visited Charlotte on Thursday to promote the Biden administration’s plan for affordable high-speed internet.
Harris discussed investing in affordable housing and high-speed internet. The vice president also visited and met with state legislators to discuss abortion and reproductive rights.
Harris was last in Charlotte at Charlotte Knights Truist Field, where he stood in front of President Joe Biden.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said residents can expect shifts in traffic patterns and increased congestion in the Uptown area between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as a result of the vice president’s visit.
Harris has been a leading voice of the Biden administration on abortion rights since early May, when a leaked draft advisory previewed Roe v. Wade’s destruction.
She flew to Illinois for a maternal health event when the final decision was announced last week and read it while still on the air — quickly shifting the focus from her planned comments to the verdict.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.